DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: #12 Round 2: #40, #54
|9. D.J. Augustin||8. Brendan Wright||3. Adam Morrison||5. Sean May|
|20. Alexis Ajinca||22. Jared Dudley||13. Raymond Felton|
|* Draft rights traded|
Scoring and ball control. Another reason the Bobcats slow the pace is because they don't have the offensive horses to run with anyone. Their offensive numbers were abysmal. They averaged 93.6 points per game, worst in the league, and those digits didn't get much better when put into the larger context of points per 100 possessions (106.0, 27th in the NBA). The Bobcats also were woeful in protecting the ball, committing 1,279 turnovers, fourth-worst in the league, a rate of 17.7 turnovers per 100 possessions, worst in the NBA.
For the first time in their brief history, the Bobcats have little or no chance of moving into the top 10 of the Lottery (0.70 percent chance of No. 1), and a 93.5 percent chance of staying at No. 12.
While the Bobcats have veteran presence with Diaw, Bell, Wallace and Okafor, they really didn't have a go-to guy to get them buckets when they needed them. It's unlikely they'll find someone at No. 12 who will be a king in the clutch. They may want to look at shooting guards and small forwards. Bell is more of a defender and Wallace, also known as "Crash," tends to spend a lot of time injured. He has never played more than 72 games in a season.